Punting for Gold – GW23

Draft Fantasy Football is all about picking a diamond from the rough, a hidden gem that no one else has considered, or a Premier League player hitting a good run of form.  This weekly article is here to help you find your golden ticket to a big score, recommending five attacking differentials who could score big in the upcoming gameweek.

Your third striker just got injured?  Your fifth midfielder stuck in rotation hell?  We’ll help you out with some suggestions to give your team a little boost!


Andre Carrillo (Watford)

A goal, an assist, and 3 bonus points in the past three gameweeks has made Carrillo certainly one to watch for Draft Fantasy Football managers – he’s made our Hot List.  Watford’s form has been very poor recently, but Carrillo has been a bright spark in some poor performances.  If your Draft Fantasy Football league takes into account the FPL bonus points; Carrillo would be a worthwhile punt for a 5th choice midfield option.  Troy Deeney is a decent shout if you need a striker, rather than a midfielder.  He’s returned from suspension and should lead the line against The Saints this weekend.

Points Scored: 2


Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth)

Two goals in his last 3 gameweeks, not to mention the two injuries to Joshua King and Jermain Defoe.  Wilson has long been a favourite of the Fantasy Football Chaps; indeed one of our contributors cannot get enough of him.  But we are all in agreement here at Chaps HQ – now is the time to jump on Wilson if he’s available in your Draft league. He’s so hot right now.  Arguably better than a 3rd choice striker in your Draft Fantasy Football squad, but if you’ve got the budget, this type of 3rd choice striker option would offer serious attacking differentials.

Points Scored: 12


Christian Atsu (Newcastle Utd)

We’re backing Christian Atsu for GW23, despite two disappointing performances in recent weeks.  After storming to 15 points against Watford, many expected The Ghanaian to bag attacking returns against Brighton and Stoke.  Unfortunately these didn’t materialise, but he’s got another chance this weekend facing a struggling Swansea City side at home.  If you don’t fancy Atsu, Ayoze Perez is another decent shout after he scored the winning goal against Stoke last time around.  The Spaniard has been in and out of the side in recent weeks, but he could steal the show this weekend if you’ve got a striker slot that needs filling!

Points Scored: 2


Jordan Ayew (Swansea City)

OK, we accept the flack on this one.  Its rogue punt.  But in a Draft Fantasy Football league with 8+ managers, the options are likely to be very thin.  So lets talk facts: in the last four gameweeks Ayew has scored 2 goals, taking his overall attacking returns to 5 for the season (3 goals and 2 assists).  Ayew’s competition (Abraham and Bony) have both been injured; so a start is guaranteed.  Finally, Ayew is cheap; which is excellent if you are keeping an eye on budget available for any big name January signings.  So in conclusion, a cheap, regular starting 3rd choice striker who is in good form: got to be worth at least recognition.

Points Scored: 8


Cenk Tosun (Everton)

As we stated in our ‘Hot or Cold’ feature, the Turkish striker has been banging them in for Besiktas.  He’ll be Everton’s first choice striker, so if he hasn’t already gone, and you’ve got the budget available.  SIGN HIM UP.

Points Scored: 2


Total Score: 26

Average Score: 5.2


Previous Scores


A. Ayew, Lamela, Okazaki, Mooy, Bernardo Silva

Total Score: 12. Average Score: 2.4


Wilshere, Arfield, Albrighton, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Atsu

Total Score: 10. Average Score: 2


Bernardo Silva, Mata, Fabregas, Lamela, Depoitre

Total Score: 14. Average Score: 2.8


Gundogan, Mooy, Mata, Arnautovic, Lingard, Depoitre

Total Score: 39. Average Score: 6.5


Arnautovic, D.Gray, Arfield, Pereyra, Lennon.

Total Score: 18. Average Score: 3.6


Arnautovic, Lanzini, Gayle, Alrbighton, Giroud.

Total Score: 12. Average Score: 2


Wood, Bony, Gayle, Townsend, Surman.

Total Score: 30. Average Score: 6


Pereyra, Defoe, Diouf, Albrighton, Niasse.

Total Score: 13. Average Score: 2.6


A.Ayew, Gayle, Rondon, Surman, Ramsey.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2


Loftus-Cheek, Sobhi, Hughes, Lanzini, Calvert-Lewin.

Total Score: 29. Average Score: 5.8


Knockaert, Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Depoitre, Wilson, Chamberlain.

Total Score: 22. Average Score: 3.6


D.Gray, Shelvey, Mooy, J.Ayew, Murray.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2


Stanislas, Doucoure, Mahrez, A.Ayew, J.Ayew.

Total Score: 18. Average Score: 3.6


Lanzini, Atsu, Diouf, Chadli, Townsend.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2


Hendrick, Gross, Carillo, Bony, Batshuayi.

Total Score: 9. Average Score: 1.8


📝 Draft Platform 📝

Here at The Fantasy Football Chaps, we’re proud to be pioneer’s for having a Draft Fantasy Football League that runs COMPLETELY OFFLINE!  Check out our article looking into how to make this a reality, and have full control over customising your Draft League!

If this sounds like too much effort, we would highly recommend using an online platform from either the guys at Draft Fantasy or Fantrax.   Draft Fantasy uses a scoring system similar to the standard Official FPL game, where as Fantrax mainly uses the more intelligent scoring system made famous by Togga.  Both offer potential for end of season playoffs, as well as many other options for customisation!


🔥 Hot or Cold Player Rankings ❄️

Our Hot or Cold Player Rankings are here to outline the current prospects of key Draft Fantasy Football Players.  Our ‘Hot‘ or ‘Cold‘ status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Premier League players, and bring in the players that you need to help you dominate your Draft League.  Use these hints and tips to increase your chances of success!


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